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    Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

    I'd been wanting to add a frameback to the den. This French P.Durand, with horn scales, that says "Qualité Extra Garantie" "Le Chef des Tranchants" is now on its way across the Atlantic to me.
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    SOTD "HOLIDAY WEEK" - December 19th - December 25th, 2016

    Federick Reynolds 6/8 | Badger Brush | CC Large Bowl | LA Shaving Co Topanga Fougère | Florida Water | Le Labo Bergamote 22 Today's brush, soap, and fragrance were all holiday gifts! Happy holidays!
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    5 Straights in 10 Days

    Federick Reynolds 6/8 | Badger Brush | CC Large Bowl | LA Shaving Co Topanga Fougère | Florida Water | Le Labo Bergamote 22 As instructed, I opened Doc's present this morning before my shave. In side, I found LA Shaving Co Topanga Fougère soap (and a sample of black rose), a stunning badger...
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    5 Straights in 10 Days

    Poking my head in to catch up this morning. I've had some good shaves, but not much time to post. Thanks for the Holiday wishes! :thumbup:
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    5 Straights in 10 Days

    No pictures for yesterday or today. I've been very busy :-(. I face lathered with my Tabac both days. Yesterday, I used the German travel razor and a Feather blade. Everything was fine, until the bottom part of the 2pc handle came loose. I ended up slicing my lip. It wasn't deep, but it took...
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    Fragrance Samples Discussion Thread

    I tried it again with a heavier application. The orange blossom came out this time, but everything else was also stronger. There was enough depth to it that I've put it on my list of bottles I'd like to own. Seems perfect for this time of year, and like Lapidus pour Homme it goes really well...
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    Acqua Di Gio . Explain it to me?

    Old Spice was originally for women. It is essentially a carnation heavy floral with spices, and has a good bit in common with Chanel No 5 and Jean Patou's Normandie. Old Spice doesn't have the aldehydes and over the top qualities of either of those fragrances, but one could easily pass a very...
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    Fragrance Samples Discussion Thread

    I tried Altamir by Ted Lapidus from a sample bottle I've had around for a while. I had read up on this, and everything made me think I'd hate it. People talk mention that it is sweet, orange heavy, and has a feminine oriental vibe to it I often dislike both of those things. I was expecting it to...
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    Sung Homme: wow!

    It is on my try list. I've heard great things about it.
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    My foray into straight razor shaving

    There are some blends that have cigar leaf in them. I've never tried them, but if you enjoy cigars they could be worth looking into. I was always picky about Cigars. I smoked Padron Maduro (the regular Padron line) almost exclusively. In pipe tobacco, I tended mostly towards Carter Hall...
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    Ok, I love WET SHAVING PRODUCTS brushes, but who loves the soaps?

    I recently tried the Rustic in Lavenderwood. I've been very happy with it. Good solid soap for the price. It loads fast, has a good amount of slickness, and a nice scent.
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    5 Straights in 10 Days

    Gold Heavy Tech | Lord Super Stainless | WSP Rustic Lavenderwood | Semogue 830 | Clubman Vanilla I used the Marco Method with the Semogue today. Brush was fully loaded in 30 seconds. Great slick shave with lots of residual slickness. I think I was missing the residual slickness before because...
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" - December 12th - December 18, 2016

    Gold Heavy Tech | Lord Super Stainless | WSP Rustic Lavenderwood | Semogue 830 | Clubman Vanilla
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    5 Straights in 10 Days

    Chatter is tooth marks. They are fairly normal wear and tear unless someone uses a softy bit. I haven't smoked a pipe in a few years now. I used to enjoy it, but I'm still young and I wanted to keep up with everyone else cycling. Some of the best deals I've even seen on pipes were from Marty...
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    My foray into straight razor shaving

    Enjoy the Pipe! It looks like a nice one. A Missouri Meerschaum is always a good buy. I'd recommend a few. They don't need to break in like briar and you can keep loading them without resting them in-between use if you smoke slow enough. (I used to get about 90min smokes out of my Missouri...
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